Primary 3/4/5 News

“Speech marks!”

On Friday, we were learning the rules about using speech marks. We worked with partners and could only talk to them using our whiteboards and if the text was in speech marks!

Then we thought about how to make our writing interesting if we’re using speech marks, by not always using the word ‘said’ after speech. We came up with some super ideas which we could ‘magpie’ for later.

Well done everyone! 🤩

Robbie Burns

P3/4/5 have been learning about the life of Robert Burns during class this term. This afternoon we had a mini Burns Supper and the majority of the class enjoy our Haggis neeps and tatties so much they had seconds!!!

We created our own tartan designs and shared some of Robert Burns Poems too.

The children worked toegther to wash up after themselves too – well done p3/4/5.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎂Happy Birthday Robert Burns 🎂🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Gaelic Cafe ☕️ 🍪

All classes that having been learning Gaelic with Mrs MacIver this session will be hosting a Gaelic Cafe on Wednesday 12th February in the gym hall. Many of you will have received glorious hand made invites already 😊

The purpose of our cafe is to practise using the Gaelic we have been learning in a real life situation. We will be providing refreshments and snacks. The children have devised some games and activities to help our cafe customers to learn a little bit of the language too! 

Times are as follows

P3/4/5 – 9.45 – 10.30

P6/7 – 11.30 – 12.15

P5/6 – 1.45 – 2.30

If you have children in more than one of these classes please come to any sitting you wish – or all!

The Cafe is free of charge but we will have a donation box at the door for any spare pennies you might want to contribute. Ask your child about our chosen charities 😊

Looking forward to seeing you then – bidh e sgoinneil 😉

 

 

A taste of China 🇨🇳

Yesterday we were using the ChromeBooks to research the kind of foods eaten to celebrate Chinese New Year.

We shared what we found with the rest of the class whilst another group were off making egg noodles and chicken rice noodle soup 🍜 for us to try.

Nearly everyone loved their taste of noodles, with most coming back for seconds and thirds! We also loved prawn crackers!

Writers craft

P3/4/5 are using model texts to help them improve their writing skills. We worked together in trios to spot how a writer can use nouns, verbs and adjectives in their stories to create interest and hook their reader in. We looked specifically at a short story called the Unusual House; a house made of sweets. It was very like a popular fairytale story we have heard before. 🤔. We hope to share lots of stories during class so we can ‘magpie’ ideas for our own fairytale stories.

Spelling … in Chinese?! 🇨🇳

We were working on our spelling patterns this morning, and now that P3/4/5 are experts in Chinese writing, some of the children asked if they could also try writing their words using the Chinese alphabet!

After working independently, we then worked with partners to play some spelling games. Some of us decided to write our spelling words in a sentence … in Chinese(!!!) and see if our partners could read the words! So clever!

Look at the concentration on these faces! 😊

Ellipsis …

Yesterday we were learning about using an ellipsis in our writing. Then we had a go working with a partner to use an ellipsis in a sentence. Mrs Williams was so impressed as some of us almost wrote a short story in just a few minutes … with super use of ellipses! Lovely to see such supportive and encouraging partner work too. 😊 Good work P3/4/5! 🙌🏻

Researchers

Yesterday we were learning about Chinese New Year and the story of how the years came to be named after animals. We learnt that it is coming to the end of the year of the pig, 🐖 and on the 25th of January, it will be the new year of the rat!🐀

Then we worked in pairs to use the Chromebooks in order to research what the animal was in the year we were born. We discovered all the P3s were born in the year of the dragon, 🐉 most of the P4s were the year of the rabbit, 🐇 except for Harry and Archie who join the P5s in being born in the year of the tiger! 🐅

Super researching skills everyone!

P4 and 5 Christmas party! 🎄🥳🎈

We had great fun at our party today! Here are some of the children’s highlights…

Brogan said, “I liked musical statues best”.

Archie said, “I liked all of it!”

Sophie M said, “I liked all the games.”

Sophie I said, “I liked dancing and playing with my friends!”

Phoebe said, “I liked dancing and playing with Declan.”